Michael Todd Barrister


T +61 2 8218 3000

F +61 2 8218 3001

E: clerk@familylawchambers.com.au


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Dates of Admission

  • Called to the Bar (New South Wales) 2018
  • Admitted as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of New South Wales 2009
  • Professional Memberships

  • Member, New South Wales Bar Association
  • Expertise

  • Appeals
  • De-facto Relationships
  • Financial/Property Settlement
  • International Matters
  • Children and Parenting Proceeding
  • Relocation
  • Family Law
  • Michael, since being called to the Bar in 2018, has practiced exclusively in the Family Law Jurisdiction, both at first instance and appellate level. He has conducted cases across the broad spectrum of Family Law and regularly appears in the Federal Circuit and Family Court (Divisions 1 and 2), the Full Court of the Federal Circuit and Family Court, both in New South Wales and interstate, and the High Court of Australia.
    Prior to being called to the bar, Michael was a Director of a preeminent specialist Family Law firm in Sydney and frequently appeared as solicitor advocate. Since 2009, Michael has practiced exclusively in the area of Family Law, and attained specialist accreditation in Family Law through the Law Society of New South Wales in 2015.
    Michael has developed a wide practice in Family Law and has substantial experience in all aspects of the jurisdiction; including:
    • Complex parenting disputes involving issues such as relocation (intrastate, interstate and international); child abduction and recovery; alienation; mental illness; drugs and alcohol;
    • Complex property disputes between married or de facto partners and involving high net wealth and complex corporate and trust structures;
    • Child support disputes; and
    • Spouse Maintenance disputes.
    Michael is regularly invited to present papers and seminars, and was recognised as among the Leading Junior Counsel in Family Law in New South Wales in the 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 editions of the Doyles Guide.
    Michael accepts briefs to appear in the city, suburban, regional and interstate registries of the Federal Circuit and Family Court.

    If you wish to brief Michael, or enquire as to his availability, or fees, please do so by contacting his clerk, Humeira Ali. If you wish to email Humeira Ali click here.